Mary Elizabeth Fay; longtime organist at Brighton church - Catholic Courier

Mary Elizabeth Fay; longtime organist at Brighton church

Mary Elizabeth Fay, who played the organ at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brighton for 40 years, died Oct. 22, 2023, after a short illness.

Mrs. Fay graduated from Nazareth College in 1949 and was a member of the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild.

She is survived by her children, Bill, Steven (Nancy), Anne Rubery and Christina (Edward) Cregan; grandchildren, Ryan Rubery, Nicholas (Kayla) Fay, Grace (Andrew) Walser, Stephanie (Jacob) Schliemann, Megan Cregan, Steven Cregan and Erin Cregan; great-grandchildren, Mathias Walser, Joseph Schlieman, and Violett and Ivy Fay; sister, Alice Cooney, SSJ; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Cooney and Agnes (Robert) Bauman.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Fay, and her granddaughter, Hannah Rubery.

Mrs. Fay’s funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 31, 2023, at Our Lady Queen of Peace.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

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